Introduction: Weaving a Yarn Basket
This is a fun easy craft to make a basket for any storage or organization idea. it does take some time to complete. (a few hours)
***It's Perfect for long car rides, a lazy sunday or a fun craft to teach your children.
Step 1: Materials
1.Any color roll of yarn (I always find yarn at the thrift store)
2. Cotton Clothesline from dollar store $2 for 100ft
4. A large needle-I use a plastic needle.
Step 2: Step One - Cutting Yarn
Next, I cut a piece of yarn that is 2 arms length. This will be enough to start the base.
Too much yarn and it will tangle and knot on you as you weave the cord.
Step 3: Step Two-Starting the Basket Base
1. In the first picture I am lining up the yarn to the cord. I hold the tip of the yarn with my left hand and wrap the rest of the yarn around the cord.
2. I wrap about an inch of yarn on the cord.
3. I start to bend the end in, to curl it.
4. In the last picture I am securing the cord together.
Step 4: Step Three-Attaching the Cord
1. String needle to other end of yarn.
2. In my left hand I hold the cord that is wrapped in a coil.
3. I take the needle from the bottom in between the 2 cords
4. Pull needle thru and continue wrapping around cord.
5. I wrap the yarn around the cord 7 times then I use the needle and secure the cord... etc...
** Wrapping number depends on you and what style you like. Sometimes I wrap 10 then secure.
6. Picture 6 Shows my completed base.
*** size depends on what you like. I am making a small basket to hold small items.
Step 5: Step Four- Starting the Sides
1. Picture one shows my base. I decided that my base was the size I wanted so I am starting the sides.
2. wrap as before but when you are ready to secure the cord you will place cord on top of base and secure.
3. picture 5 shows how I secured it.
4. repeat. ...wrap and secure.
5. Picture 6 shows a side view of the basket and picture 7 shows the basket half way thru.
Step 6: Step Five- Finishing Basket
1. Once I decided how tall I want my basket I finish it off by cutting the clothesline.
2. Continue wrapping as normal.
3. At the top I wrap it less. I wrap the yarn 5 times then secure the cords. This makes the basket top tight.
Step 7: Finished Basket
Once the basket is complete I can place my items inside.